THE STAFF

Terrel J. Stowers Founder/CEO
​Cobra Performing Arts, Inc.

​tstowers@marchingcobrasny.org


Terrel has served as CEO since 2015 and as the Band Director of the Marching Cobras since 2007. Stowers worked as a Youth Program Director for the YMCA in Rhode Island and the Assitant Band Director for Irvington High School New Jersey, YMCA Yonkers Community Band Director and Nepperhan Community Center Band Director 1999- 2006. Stowers was recognized by New York State Senator for impacting New York City Youth and was the Keynote speaker for the "Keys to Youth Programming" in 2004. One of his numerous accomplishments has been building corporate and community sponsors and expanding the Marching Cobras in New York, Connecticut and North Carolina. Stowers is a product of Bethune Cookman College now known as Bethune Cookman University 1996-1999 and attended Hackensack High School. Stowers plans to impact many communities and bring Cobra Performing Arts,Inc to many communities nationally and internationally.

Kevin Young
Program Dirctor/New York

kyoung@marchingcobrasny.org


Kevin Young one of Dr.Kenneth B. Clark Academy brightest Teaching Assistants has dedicated himself to educating and equipping young people with the necessary tools for success after their high schools years commence. At a young age Kevin used music to motivate himself and others. Kevin has taught dance to children of all ages and through his instruction he gives them discipline, dedication, and most of all how to have fun. During his high school years he joined a dance team and performed through out Westchester County. Kevin became a member of the staff 7 years ago as director of the Dance & Flag lines. In charge of choreography Kevin has created some challenging and amazing routines for the Cobra "Sapphire" Dancers. In addition to dance Kevin created the schools first step team "Cobras 2.0". Once again Kevin excelled in instruction and gave students another positive outlet. The Marching Cobras continue to benefit from his creativity and positive example that he is.

Josef Keon Galloway
Program Director/ north Carolina Division

jkpgalloway@gmail.com


Mr. Galloway has been teaching Percussion and drumlines for almost 10 years and playing the Drum set for over 20 years.
Through time he has learned a lot from many different directors, educators, musicians, friends and even himself. Accomplishing many goals in drumming has given him a respectable name in the Music Industry and The Percussion World. He attended Guilford Technical Community College and North Carolina A&T State University Majoring in Music education with his concentration being Percussion. In 2004, he joined the marching band at North Carolina A&T where in 2005 of his Sophomore year he became Captain of the world renowned Drumline "Cold Steel" of the Blue and Gold Marching Machine. He is the Founder/ President of Snare Si Phi (SSP). Where his objective was to better the student in skill and knowledge of their craft no matter the age, color or ethnic background. Snare Si Phi is now at many Colleges and Universities across the USA. He was honored to get endorsed by Ludwig Drums, Conn Selmer Music Company and Vic Firth Stick Company on their education Team Roster as an Educator. He was grateful to have toured Europe with multi-platinum recording artist Peter Fox and multi-platinum group SEEED appearing in many videos with those groups and other European artist such as Delle' and Miss Platnum. He’s currently on the band staff at Livingstone College as the Percussion Instructor.

Keneya Peterson
​Director of Dance/ North Carolina Division

keystyles@gmail.com


Born on March 25th, Keneya Marie Peterson discovered her passion for dance in a house filled with 9 energetic siblings including cousins, with competitive dance battles hosted by her father. By the age of 8 while attending New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina she participated in various activities such as the youth choir, the usher board, and the praise and worship team. Her fire continued in High School when she became a Pantherette for Dudley High School’s Marching Band of Thunder where she danced, and was a member of the Varsity Girls Softball team for 4 years. In 2009, she became a “Sweetheart of the MEAC” performing with North Carolina A&T’s Award winning Blue and Gold Marching Machine as a Golden Delight. Since then, Keneya has stretched her arms into the community, becoming a strong advocate and mentor for the youth. Mentorship is a quality that Keneya takes pride in, because she believes mentorship holds the key to success for our future leaders today.
“I believe each dancer has the ability to increase her/his physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being through this program”